Donald Trump has been championing the downfall of political correctness by being, er, very un-PC throughout his campaign. And the latest charge in his crusade to free America of being considerate, thoughtful humans was attacking Fox News host Megyn Kelly in an CNN interview. On Friday, Trump told Don Lemon that at the first GOP debate, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Saturday morning, Donald Trump clarified the "blood coming out of wherever" on Twitter, saying that he meant — wait for it — her nose:
"Re Megyn Kelly quote: 'you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever' (NOSE). Just got on w/thought."
Oooooh. That's funny, because I was pretty sure he was talking about her vagina!
And it seems I wasn't the only one to think Trump was targeting the woman who absolutely schooled him at the top-tier Republican primary debate on Thursday as being on a crazed period rage. After the candidate's CNN interview Friday evening, Trump was disinvited from the RedState gathering, a conservative conference where several candidates in Trump's GOP cohort are speaking. Trump was supposed to deliver Saturday night's keynote speech in Atlanta.
Erick Erickson, an influential conservative blogger, issued this statement on rescinding Trump's invitation:
His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.
And, get this, Erickson invited Kelly to speak in Trump's place. BAHA.
The Donald is handling all of this about as gracefully as you'd expect.
This might be where we see Trump's popularity among conservatives take a turn. Certainly, he's gotten plenty of support for his anti-PC platform, but it seems like people are finally realizing that not being politically correct doesn't mean not being a decent human being. And if conservative Bibles like RedState are starting to take a stand, we could see a larger shift. Maybe the ticking time bomb that is Trump's presidential campaign is going to explode sooner than anticipated.